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The TAG PTSA is hosting its annual Fall picnic for all TAG students and families! Please come out and enjoy a wonderful fall evening filled with fun and enjoyment for the whole family. The PTSA will be donating all hamburgers and hotdogs which will be grilled by our principal Mr. Mackey. This is a great time to meet and mingle with other TAG families.

The picnic will take place on October 22 from 4 – 7 pm at Roberts Forest Park at 1215 Turner Road in Dallas, TX.


If you’re able, we ask that you please bring something to share:

9th grade: drinks

10th grade: salad or fruit

11th grade: desserts

12th grade: chips or drinks


For more information, please contact our PTSA Picnic Chair, Martha Schwalm, at

Parents – please come out an join us for Parent-Teacher Conferences at TAG Magnet! Parent-Teacher Conferences will take place on Monday, October 9 from 5 – 8pm at TAG. You’ll receive your student’s report card for the first six weeks and get the chance to visit with all teachers. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to call the TAG office at 972-925-5974.

If you or someone you know would like to help our young scholars with their thesis projects, please take a look at this list: Senior Thesis Mentor Requests. Student emails are listed, and you can click on students’ names for a link to their thesis blog. The time commitment varies, but we would like for there to be at least one weekly contact (email, phone conversation, video chat). Please let me know ( if you have any questions. Mentors do not have to live in the DFW area.

As part of their TAG experience, each TAG senior is required to conduct and complete a yearlong thesis project in a field of their choosing. As part of this, students find a mentor who can provide field-specific advice and feedback on the thesis project. If you or someone you know is interested in volunteering as a mentor for one of our seniors as they embark on their thesis journey, please let us know.


If you are interested, please fill out this FORM.


Please email Mr. Correa if you have questions:

Townview will have a new bell schedule this year. The new bell schedule is below. Please note that school starts at 9:05am this year and will release at 4:16pm.

First Bell: 7:50 a.m.

0 Period: 7:55 a.m. – 8:55 a.m.

Warning Bell #1: 8:55 a.m.

Warning Bell #2: 9:02 a.m.

1st and 5th Periods: 9:05 a.m. – 10:40 a.m.

2nd and 6th Periods: 10:45 a.m. – 12:55 p.m.

3rd and 7th Periods: 1:00 p.m. – 2:35 p.m.

4th and 8th Periods: 2:40 p.m. – 4:16 p.m.

Dismissal: 4:16 p.m.


Activity Buses (Mon-Thurs) — 5:20 p.m.


Lunch Schedule:

A-Lunch: 11:15 a. m. – 11:45 a.m.

B-Lunch: 11:50 a.m. – 12:20 p.m.

C-Lunch: 12:25 p.m. – 12:55 p.m.

DISD has released bus route information for the 2017-18 school year. You can find information on Townview/TAG bus routes at the links below:

2017-18 BUS ROUTES (Updated August 10, 2017)


Below are two other documents that you may find helpful.

Dallas ISD Magnet Program Transportation FAQs for 2017-2018

Dallas ISD Magnet Program Transportation FAQs for 2017-2018 ESPANOL

Transportation Request Form 2017-2018 ENGLISH

Transportation Request Form 2017-2018 ESPANOL

We are thrilled to invite all new TAG students and their families to join us for a Welcome Dinner on Thursday, August 10th at 6pm in the Townview Commons on the 1st floor. At this dinner, you’ll get a chance to meet other new families, hear from Mr. Mackey about beginning of the school year logistics, and get all of your questions answered. Catering will be provided by Campisi’s courtesy of the TAG PTSA.

Parents of the TAG Senior Class of 2017! Please review this presentation (Senior Events and Field Trips).

If you have questions/comments/concerns, please email Mr. Correa (

It’s that time again for our young scholars to present their thesis projects to professionals in their selected fields of study. If you or someone you know would like to participate, you can contact students directly (email addresses are included in the attachment). The time commitment for judges is approximately 1-2 hours, depending on travel time. We can also accommodate judges who are not in the DFW area via Skype. Please let me know if you have questions. You can email me:

Thank you!

Thesis Judge Request


Fri 20
Sun 22

PTSA Picnic

October 22 | 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Mon 23

SBDM Meeting

October 23 | 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Fri 27

Townview Oktoberfest

October 27 | 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Fri 03

Featured Student

Dr. Travis McPhail

Travis McPhail, a Class of 2000 TAG graduate, has a special reason to look forward to the September 24 opening of the newest Smithsonian museum, the National Museum for African-American History and Culture. As a Google computer scientist, Dr. McPhail heads up Project Griot, an interactive 3D exhibit that will launch at the museum in 2017. With a group of colleagues from the Black Googler Network, McPhail has developed a way for museum visitors to interact with scanned images, text and other materials for many of the museum’s artifacts, since space limitations only allow a fraction of them to be exhibited at any one time. If you don’t want to wait until next year to see an example of the group’s work, you can check out an interactive Google Expedition that takes participants on a virtual journey along the path of the historic Civil Rights march from Selma to Montgomery, Georgia. The expedition launches online in the last week of September.

At TAG, McPhail was drum major of the Big D Townview Band and volunteered to visit middle schools to recruit 8th graders to TAG. He went on to Rice University, where he earned a B.S. in electrical engineering and B.S., M.S, and Ph.D. degrees in computer science. He is currently a project lead at Google where he works on 2D and 3D rendering for Google maps.

If you are interested, here is a selection of articles by/about Travis.

Official Google blog post by Dr. McPhail

3D Google Exhibit to Tell History of Black America